PM Skerrit: Necessary for international community to encourage peace for Russia and Ukraine


Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling on the international community to “find a pathway to peace” in order to arrive at a solution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

According to a report from the New York Times, Western officials estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions of Ukrainians have fled and the country has sustained tens of billions of dollars worth of damage since Russian forces began their full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022,

“Three years of battling Covid-19, spending money to save lives and livelihoods, and when you thought that Covid was over and you were bouncing back, here comes this conflict between Russia and Ukraine and people thought it was going to last one month, two months, three months. Now it’s almost two years,” Mr. Skerrit said. “And there is no sign that this war is going to end anytime soon.”

He continued, “And this is why we call on the international community that we need to find a pathway to peace between these two countries, so that we can have a resolution to the conflict between these two countries.”

The Prime Minister said this is continuing to create a serious challenge.

“This is why you have seen an increase in pricing of fuel and food,” he explained. “Because this is what they call imported inflation. The prices come up high from overseas and they land there high in Dominica…so they are not high because of any taxes here as people say, they are high because they are imported inflation…”

The CARICOM Community, in a statement issued by The CARICOM Secretariat on Thursday, February 24, 2022, strongly condemns the military attacks and invasion of Ukraine by The Russian Federation and calls for the immediate and complete withdrawal of the military presence and cessation of any further actions that may intensify the current perilous situation in that country.

The statement went on to state that the recognition by The Russian Federation of the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk represents a violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

“The hostilities against Ukraine go counter to the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of another sovereign state and the prohibition on the threat or use of force, and the peaceful resolution of disputes, which are the bedrock of this Community,” the statement said.

CARICOM maintains that the principles of universal respect and adherence to these norms and principles of international law are fundamental to the maintenance of the international system, and global peace and security. CARICOM called on all parties involved to urgently embark on intensified diplomatic dialogue to immediately de-escalate hostilities and work towards sustainable peace.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 20, 2023

    Roosevelt Skerrit is indeed the definition of the term trumpery!
    And that is his words are designed to impress the illiterates, attractive they are; nevertheless, of no value.
    Roosevelt is no longer on a stage or platform he may believe he is sitting on a golden pedestal, not knowing the feet of his pedestal has turned to clay, and has long began to crumble.
    He’s the ignoramus who told the Chines to stay away from some trap set for China, in regards to Taiwan not knowing that China is the one who set its own trap.
    Now he talk this cap, not informed clueless; not knowing that Putin is the one who invaded Ukraine. If he knows so much, and since he has diplomatic relations with Russia and Putin, if he believe he is important, and have something to say why don’t he summoned Putin to a summit and order him to get out of Ukraine!
    So, asks Roosevelt how many Fighter-Jets he has made available to Ukraine to aid them to end the war: they got some
    A louse is just a louse that’s…

    • me
      August 21, 2023

      @FranciscoRtienne Dodds Telemaque
      Why did Putin invade Ukraine? Can you please answer?

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 21, 2023

        It’s all about political power, and the domination of the powerless!
        Simple; Putin intention is to reorganized another Soviet Union:
        a former federation of communist republics that occupied the northern half of Asia and part of eastern Europe; capital, Moscow.
        Created from the Russian empire in the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union was the largest country in the world.
        After World War II, it emerged as a superpower that rivaled the US and led to the Cold War.
        After decades of repression and economic failure, the Soviet Union was formally dissolved in 1991. Some of its constituents joined a looser confederation, the Commonwealth of Independent States. Full name Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
        Remember: Mikhail Gorbachev, killed communism when he introduced democracy in Russia, Putin is angry about that to this day.
        If you do some research on Russia, and the soviet Union you’ll understand it better than I can explain!

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 20, 2023

    Roosevelt you are a tribal bush king in Dominica talking garbage from a script written by your puppets to try and evade from the rubbish you and your clones dictated to Byron and have you present it to the people as electoral reform.

    Perhaps you can impress those illiterates at you command that you have some say in world affairs whereas you do not!
    You Roosevelt may have heard the term G20; and the G7, the G7 is an Intergovernmental political forum consisting of France, Germany, Japan, Canada, Italy, Britain, and the United States! These are the governments with say in world affairs, they have the power to make decisions that can affect world issues.

    We read papers from around the Caribbean; we don’t find any of the academic educated leaders talking fart as Roosevelt forcing their heads where it does not belong. If Roosevelt thought someone is listening to his hogwash, he would have used the conduit the UN and the resident DA Ambassador to send a message!
    He is not heard!

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  3. Ahamd
    August 20, 2023

    F… Russia, just fix the problem of UK visa free and add USA and Canada to visa free country and make the passport stronger Mr roozvelt

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  4. Lin clown
    August 19, 2023

    You MEME are just another useless Jacka.Even the dumbest person in Dominica know about the war between Russia and Ukraine.They even know the war is between NATO and Russia using Ukraine to expand NATO.Dominicans are way smarter and more informed than you are.You know nothing about what is happening to CBI money in Dominica,but the usual gossip,fake news,propaganda and lies.That is why you and you blue useless party will remain in the yard.You believe because you are a Jacka everybody is the same.The majority of Dominicans are complaining about the CBI,just as they are not interested in electoral reform.LOOK and LEARN

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  5. Lin clown
    August 19, 2023

    MEME,that is none of your damn business.Where were you when Skerrit and Labourites were building Dominica after Maria with their blood,sweat and tears?Dominicans do not have to answer to aholes like you.Skerrit built thousands of $250,000,$300,000 and $400,000 houses and apartments from CBI money and given them to DOMINICANS free.Skerrit is paying 4,500 NEP workers every month from money from CBI.Skerrit is paying 2,700(the people you hate)senior citizens $300 every month from money from CBI.Skerrit is paying 300 workers from CBI money every month to take care of the unfortunate you and your bunch of habitual criminals,crooks and traitors abandoned.The Marigot hospital you said would never be built,was built with CBI money.The new Roseau bridge was built with CBI money.And,whether you like it or not the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is being built with money from the CBI.So MEME your views are buried with you in a pit toilet.LABOURITES built Dominica and not a handful of aholes like you.Useles

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    • Marcos
      August 21, 2023

      Building Dominica after Maria. Are you completely insane? All I saw the members of the DLP putting aid items in their lock up and days later selling them in Roseau and Portsmouth. Chain saws, generators, bottled water, tarpaulin, powdered milk etc. Clearly that is also your idea of ‘rebuilding the country’. Corrupt worm!

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      • me
        August 21, 2023

        @Lin clown
        Well what i saw in Dominica was thousands of people rebuilding the country and their houses from insurance. In you clownish Dominica, you saw something different. I cant srgue eith a cliwn!

  6. Ibo France
    August 19, 2023

    You and I will forever differ on this issue. It’s alright to disagree without being disagreeable. If Russia is allowed to invade a sovereign country with impunity, this could spark a land grab by other rogue regimes on countries that are militarily weak.

    Finland became a member of NATO most recently. It shares the longest border with Russia. No saber rattling from Russia. Russia’s excuses for invading Ukraine is of no import. Enough said.

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  7. Servant of Hell
    August 19, 2023

    Pick I want someone in the international community to pick you up, you wicked servant of hell

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  8. Ibo France
    August 19, 2023

    Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some maniacal supporters of the Star Boy of Stupidity-Lies-Arrogance believe he is of good character. If you are unsure f a man’s character watch his companions and bosom buddies.

    With friends and associates like Alireza Monfared, Allison Madueke, Mg Lap Seng, Francesco Corallo, all notorious, international thieves, how can any sensible individual regard Roosevelt as a paragon of virtue. He cannot be entrusted with leading the electoral reform consultations or any public funds.

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  9. John Jay
    August 19, 2023

    Why don’t you look after the issues of your country island first instead of looking after other one’s backyard.
    There are a lot of concern in Dominica; – Banking very few banks, electoral reform, employment, CBI ETC. Come do your work in your backyard don’t stray away PM

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  10. We Know Better
    August 19, 2023

    Thank you PM but you need to be more aware of yourself. Stay focused. Add to this the French/US imposition of bullying your African People into abject poverty and war by robbing them of their resources for pennies need to stop. The international community has to come together on this. That should be a bigger problem than the Russia Ukraine/U.S proxy war.
    For example France bullies all the gold, 30% of their electricity out of Niger leaving 85% of Niger without electricity, 85%. Niger peoples had to do a coup to expel a U.S planted president in order to try getting a better deal for their people. Under the fret of French/American war aggression like Ukraine and Haiti (yes Haiti). Stay focused.

  11. Eagle-Eyed
    August 19, 2023

    Mr Skerrit you should know by now that the whole Ukraine war/conflict was engineered and supported by the USA,UK and the European Union to try and weaken Russia and expand the presence of NATO closer the the Russian borders. This is meant to try and corner the Russians so that they may become more dependent on the West, who in turn will control Russia’s oil and natural gas resources. It is all about the greed of those big corporations who control the politics and politicians of these countries. So don’t expect there will be any initiative any time soon by those so called super powers to end this conflict until their objectives are met. If they succeed with the Ukrainian war they will turn their attention to China.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 21, 2023

      Why don’t you shut up, you ignorant …!

      Putin is the one who decided to annex Ukraine, and and try to weaken NAT, it backfired in his dumb face; in that even Switzerland has now joined NATO, so rather than Putin stupid scheme weaken NATO it strengthen the organization, by gaining two new members, with Ukraine schedule to become a a third new member of NATO.

      Most of the time I feel ashamed to read the foolishness, the nonsense people like you write, the crap is you don’t have a name ; all …. of the earth people like you do is embarrass the intelligent ones of us.

      You …. people forget that there are people besides Dominicans reading DNO; these none Dominicans are amazed at the stupidity ………..!

      The nonsense you wrote is a make up lie; you are a damn liar, and we can refute everything you said by producing written history as it led to what Putin has done.
      With people like you even in government in Dominica, will cause Dominica to be backward and poor forever!

  12. Taniya
    August 19, 2023

    Once again, the Horrible CM waffles about issues that do not concern him. This man is just unbelievable.

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  13. RandyX
    August 19, 2023

    Skerrit, why don’t you mind your own business?? You are under so much pressure again at home and you try to distract with foolishness like that. What do you think the international community cares about you stuttering? What we want to see is proper electoral reform without your interference, independently audited CBI accounts and independently audited expense accounts incl. the rent for your palace in Morne Daniel. Now go away and get on with it!

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    • August 20, 2023

      Then why doesn’t Irving Andre mind his own damn business and stop interfering in Dominica’s internal affairs after living in Canada for over 5 years? What is good for the gander is good for the goose. You all keep on playing politics.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 22, 2023

        I wonder if this creep dog feces (ds) know who is Irvin Andre?
        Dog feces, Andre I know from way back in 1964 residing on Kings Lane opposite to McIntyre that same Roosevelt puppet the one playing minister finance you all called doctor, father’s house.
        I don’t remember Andre as one who minded people’s business. Each morning when he walked down the street he would talk with my late brother Almore briefly and perhaps continue on his exercise.

        Unlike those damn pompous ugly (McIntouch) boys, never spoke to anybody on Kings lane.
        Careful who you try to insult, because you are not in Irvin Andre class.
        Let me remind you he was a judge perhaps still is in Brampton Canada.
        I went into the court house where he served!
        My cousin Athen once worked there, she took me there. Now she in Dominica kissing up to Roosevelt.
        Next you will say is that Roosevelt is better educated than the leaned judge.
        And dog feces, Irvin did not buy any degree like Roosevelt!

  14. Gerard Benjamin
    August 19, 2023

    The only call that needs to be made by Prime minister Skerrit and all the other leaders echoing that same platitudinous plea is simply and candidly that for Russia to withdraw it’s forces and to cease from it’s brutal and ruthless invasion of a nation which posed no threat to it. The total devastation of cities like Mariupol tells the grimm story . Our Prime minister needs a dose of reality . Putin does not recognize Ukraine to be a country nor even admits this is a war. He has further laid down laws issuing long jail terms for any of his own citizens including media personnel who so defines his heinous ravage of the beleaguered country of Ukraine..

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    • MEME
      August 20, 2023

      @Gerard Benjamin
      You shall NEVER see Russia withdraw its troops from Ukraine until it has achieved its objectives. Ukraine in NATO poses an existential threat to Russia. If America can go to Lybia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, etc, invade and totally destroy those countries because they FALSELY say they are existential threat to America, why did America arm Ukraine and support their killing of ethnic Russians in the Donbass? Should Putin just watch and do nothing? REALLY? Is that leadership? So Ukraine is fighting not for Ukraine, but for America and the West! Its a PROXY WAR!
      Russia is 100% on the right side and MOST countries support that…..Reasons why sanctions have have not hurt Russia.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 21, 2023

        Some infants are much more intelligent than some dumb idiots; at least infants of two and three days old know when to stop crying!
        Russia claims to be a supper power, Ukraine dose not have a full army, if anything it might be considered a defense force, which has battled the army of Russia for more than a year now. Women, young boys stood and are fighting Russia’s army.
        It is estimated that Ukraine has killed more than five hundred thousand Russians, whereas Ukraine has suffered less causalities.

        Have you been to any region of Ukraine and saw bodies of ethnic people killed by anybody in Ukraine.

        You are repeating Putin lie; if some of you damn poor dumb Dominicans saved a penny each time you tell a lie on DNO, you all would be richer than Roosevelt Skerrit!
        Quote your source of information lets fact check it!

    • MEME
      August 20, 2023

      @Gerard Benjamin
      You mentioned Mariupol? Well Bakhmut, Maryinka, Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, are all the same. That’s why countries must not elect clowns and puppets as leaders. Zelensky was clearly an American clown and door mat, used to fight Russia in a proxy war on their behalf…After the Americans soon abandon him, the Ukrainian people must not let him escape to his fifteen million dollars villa in the America before they deal with him!!

  15. Tt
    August 18, 2023

    Who died and made you important? Dominica’s issues is what we need to discuss.
    Rampant corruption
    Implications of uk visa restriction and possibly others

    Brain drain
    ………..etc etc. Ukraine and Russia business is part of what Europe does, war! Centuries of reoccurring wars over borders and lands. Much bigger than the politics we face. Stay in your lane, step down.

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  16. MEME
    August 18, 2023

    I fully support (100% ),Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to protect its Russian speaking people in the Donbass, from a criminal and Europe’s biggest thief, Zelensky.
    As for you Skerrit, your darn Starboy of Stupidity, internationally noone will listen to you. You are a non entity on the international stage. Russia-Ukraine war is no excuse for your bad management. Stop transferring blame. Dominicans are suffering because of your bad, inept and tricky leadership. A dishonest person cannot lead, and that’s you!! You have 26 ministers of government? Doing what? You are taking from us $64000.00 a month? What about the unaccounted passport monies? Why can’t the ordinary man get a relief from it? Is it your darn personal resource? You are so dumb, do you even know where the bulk of Ukraine’s grain was shipped to? Do you know why the grain agreement broke down? Always believe when you babble your hot air, your audience is 100% labourites!! Clown!

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